Your Belongings and Water Damage
Protecting Your Possessions from Water Damage in Shreveport
When we receive an urgent call from a homeowner in Shreveport because of a flooded area because of a broken water line, we understand the concern. Whether the caller is young or old, the fear of losing personal possessions like a favorite aunt's photograph, or that first finger painting from kindergarten of your firstborn, the tension is real.
Water affects contents, furnishings, and keepsakes in different ways. Soft fabrics like that boxed wedding dress from long ago, the tuxedo hanging in the walk-in closet, or even wet drapes from a ceiling leak, can generally be salvaged. Our SERVPRO team of trained technicians have a wide array of tools and formulated cleaning products to meet all challenges.
• Sudsy soaps
• Emulsifiers to conquer tough grease stains on that wedding as mentioned above dress
• Freeze-drying (lyophilization) the bedtime collection of storybooks
Not all private treasures have intrinsic value, but our SERVPRO of South Shreveport family of office staff, support personnel, and technicians all strive to preserve these meaningful trinkets. But, we are also prepared to either clean heirlooms, jewelry with an ultrasonic bath, and many types of electronic gear, present in every modern household. For items that may require an art curator or appliance specialist, we can offer advice on reputable local companies.
We promise to treat your possessions, even the smallest trinket, with TLC, as we adhere to the best practices in our industry.
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SERVPRO of South Shreveport specializes in restoring contents damaged by fire, water, or mold. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your contents to determine what items can be restored back to their condition before the water damage. We utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including the following:
- Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
- Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
- Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
- Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
- Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned.
- Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.
If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of South Shreveport can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. A move-out will provide several benefits, including the following:
- A quicker remodeling process
- Protecting items from potential damage
- Protecting contents from further on-site damage
When restoration is completed, we will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage.
Water-damaged electronics can present a serious hazard. Do not attempt to turn on or operate any electrical device that you suspect has been damaged by water. We will coordinate the restoration of your electronics, including:
- Television sets
- DVD players
- And more
The key to restoring electronics is taking prompt action to prevent further damage. We start by cleaning the exterior of electronic devices to help stop further corrosion and damage. Electronics will be cleaned and inspected by a qualified electronics technician.
Document / Photograph Drying
When your valuable documents, including photographs, are damaged by water, extreme caution should be taken to help ensure the water damage does not destroy the document. Although some documents may not be restored to pre-water damage condition, SERVPRO of South Shreveport can save a great deal and help minimize additional damage.
Depending on the type of documents and the level of water damage, we have five options for the restoration of documents:
- Air Drying
- Freezer Drying
- Vacuum Freeze Drying
- Vacuum Thermal Drying
Contents Claim Inventory Service
When a water emergency strikes, the damage can often feel overwhelming. We can help ease the worry and confusion during the recovery process by offering our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS), which provides a detailed and accurate list of your belongings. We take a room-by-room inventory of your contents, including digital photos, and in some instances, bar coding.
Our Contents Claim Inventory Service:
- Preloss list and value of contents
- Detailed and accurate report
- Better information to settle claims quicker
- Assistance with burden of proof for claims
- Peace of mind when you need it most